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for coming. >>> the tax man cometh. there is a new movement to tax internet shopping. mandy drury is here. they seem to become united on stopping the tax-free shopping. they want the cash. >> absolutely. critics on both sides of the aisle have introduced legislation that could force retailers to collect sales taxes in order to end the handicappeds on the brick and mortar stores. it would allow taxes on transactions from within the state so long as the online business has more than $1 million in annual domestic sales. on the flipside, as you can imagine, some tech companies have spoken out and argued that an online sales tax like that would stunt the growth of online retail and some republicans have even said it's basically a tax increase. we'll have to see how it goes and it's quite significant for stocks like amazon. >> and speaking of shopping, that iconic blue box from tiffany's, tiffany's suing costco because of knock-often gaugeme off engagement rings? >> yes. not just recently but apparently for many years. the lawsuit will seek exactly how many rings costco sold and the source
were spread to 70% of surfaces by the end of the day. >>> a super windfall for new orleans. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. they're tallying up the numbers but looks like a big windfall. >> this city has obviously been really hoping for a big economic boost from the super bowl although the power outage may not help its reputation going forward. nonetheless, tallying up the numbers, we're not completely tallied up yet, but over 150,000 people were expected to have visited the city with hotel revenue up 100%, all in an estimated $432 million boost plus of course all the parties and events and all the things surrounding the super bowl as well. if indeed that is the amount that it comes to, it is $100 million more than the indianapolis super bowl, that indianapolis netted last year. it is nonetheless, less than the estimated $600 million that the dallas area drew back in 2011. but you know what, they could do with an economic boost, right? >> absolutely right. that's a lot of wings. thanks a lot. >>> after catching some flack for her national anthem performance at president
megamerger is taking flight. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. >> they're getting together on valentine's day. well, this merger is going to cut down the number of major u.s. airlines now to four. you've got the new american, you'll have united, delta, and southwest. so everyone is kind of asking, what does that mean for me, the consumer. well, it potentially means higher prices, less competition, higher prices. we'll have to wait and see. also, richard, most airline mergers have resulted in a reduction of flights and also shrinkage at some hubs. but management is saying this is different because u.s. airways and american overlap on just 12 routes. if you are a traveler, you will not notice immediate changes. it is likely going to be months for example, the frequent flier miles are combined and years before the two airlines are integrated. in other words, don't panic. >> not yet. >> we'll move from the world's largest airline to automobiles, and you've got news on what is the most dependable. >> yeah. j.d. power is out with the annual dependability survey. in other
and stratton. bgg. long. >> i'm mandy drury. have a great night, herb. "mad money" with jim cramer begins right now. a bull market somewhere and i promise. >> mad money, you can't afford to miss it. >> hey, i am kramer. welcome to mad money. welcome. trying to make friends, i try to make you money. my job is not to entertain but teach, educate and coach. call me. you keep your eye on italy. i will keep my eye on the united states. you focus on the italian elections. i'll focus on our financial stability. you fret with the leaning power of pooes aand me, i am fretting over home depot. rallied beautifully, dow surging 115 points, the nasdaq advancing 1.3%, apple up. from the outset, i am not going to ignore the crazy italian elections. we're the comedians and eeg tises that combine to put that country into a world of chaos and a house of pain. i don't want to be dragged in but the stocks over there could be almost 5% rushing in italy last night. we can't dismiss the instability. we have to remember how much europe hurt us as recently as a year ago. excuse me if i put italy in perspec
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